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The project logo U-6042: 33rd and 34th in Longview

The project logo U-6042: 33rd and 34th in Longview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes the realignment of the offset intersection of 33rd Street SW (SR 1124) and 34th Street NW and the relocation of the railroad crossing at 33rd Street SW and 1st Avenue SW at the Burke/Catawba county line in Long View.  

Vicinity Map:

 

Purpose and Need:

STIP project U-6042 proposes to realign the offset intersection of 33rd Street SW and 34th Street NW and relocate the railroad crossing at 33rd Street SW and 1st Avenue SW in Long View, NC.

 

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection while improving mobility, connectivity, and system linkage to provide efficient access to I-40 and the industrial areas—including Hickory Regional Airport—north and east of the project area.

Project History:

Based on the findings in the Greater Hickory Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the offset intersection at Main Street should be eliminated by realigning 33rd Street SW directly to 34th Street NW which will provide continuity for travel on these facilities as well as increasing the safety for traffic turning at the intersection.  Based on the statement in the Plan, the expected purpose and need for the project will be to improve mobility, connectivity, and system linkage to provide efficient access to I-40 and the industrial areas, including the Hickory Regional Airport, north and east of the project area.  The project was included per the processes outlined in the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) legislation outlining how and which projects are selected for funding.

Public Involvement

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on August 6, 2019 in Long View, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project's design.  

  Date:

  August 6, 2019

  Location:

Western Piedmont Council of Governments

 1880 2nd Avenue NW

  Hickory, NC 28601

  Time:

  4-7 p.m.

                                                                       

Public Meeting Maps:

Map 1: Intersection of 3rd Street SW & 34th Street

Project Funding

 This project is listed as Project U-6042 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $3.775 million.

 

 

 Estimated Amount*

   Prior Years' Costs   $      375.000
   Property Acquisition and Utilities   $   1,600,000   
   Construction Costs   $   1,800,000  
   Total Cost   $   3,775,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.

 

Project Timeline

 Milestone

    Date*

  Public Meeting 

     August 6, 2018

  Right of Way Acquisition        Summer 2022
  Construction Begins       Summer 2024

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Bryan Sowell, PE

Division Project Engineer

NCDOT Division Highway 12

PO Box 47

Shelby, NC  28151

[email protected]

         980-552-4221

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Joel Setzer, PE

NCDOT Project Consultant

Vaughn and Melton

40 Colonial Square

Sylva, NC  28779

[email protected]

        828-354-0117

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

 

Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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